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Are You Ready for the Driver CPC Deadline?

Are You Ready for the Driver CPC Deadline?

If you already have a Driver CPC Qualification, chances are you will already know exactly what is involved in getting one. You will also know that this particular qualification doesn’t last forever – you will need to renew it every 5 years to keep your CPC. With the next deadline fast approaching, drivers will need to refresh by the 19th September or they could face the risk of losing their licence and their livelihood

Created: 15th Jul 2019

Work Starts on Europe’s Biggest HGV Gas Refueling Station

Work Starts on Europe’s Biggest HGV Gas Refueling Station

Work has now started on what will be the largest public refueling station in Europe at Warrington. The Omega South plant, close to the M62, will cater to major hauliers based in the area and will be able to service up to 800 HGVs a day – with up to 12 simultaneously.

Created: 8th Jul 2019

Top Four Habits of Healthy HGV Drivers

Top Four Habits of Healthy HGV Drivers

No matter how you look at it, driving a HGV is a demanding job. What might seem like just sitting down for long periods on end is actually a very physically and mentally demanding job which requires a much higher level od discipline than your average 9 – 5.

Created: 1st Jul 2019

Driver Filming Traffic While Driving HGV Banned for 3 Months

Driver Filming Traffic While Driving HGV Banned for 3 Months

Last month, footage was shared by Highways England, which showed a driver who was caught holding onto his mobile phone while driving his HGV. Regrettably, that’s not the only case where a professional driver has taken unacceptable risks on the road.

Created: 10th Jun 2019

FTA – More Than One in Ten of HGV Vacancies to Stay Unfilled

FTA – More Than One in Ten of HGV Vacancies to Stay Unfilled

A new report published by the FTA suggests that 15% of current HGV Driver Vacancies cannot be filled which can have serious implications for online and multichannel retailers which are served by the freight and logistics industry.

Created: 3rd Jun 2019

Blind Man Sets New World Record for Driving a HGV at 120mph

Blind Man Sets New World Record for Driving a HGV at 120mph

Glaucoma has meant that Mike Newman, 53, has been blind since birth. Using a specially adapted 5.5 tonne racing lorry supplied by British Truck Racer Dave Jenkins, the record was set on a sunny day at Elvington airfield.

Created: 27th May 2019

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